Guides to the festival: outdoor events

This year’s program is big and having a plan helps. So, we’ve created seven festival itineraries, that are aimed at all walks of life, to help you navigate the festival — the third is below.

Here are some events from the coast to the hinterland.

opening ceremony

Come, sit, reflect, and welcome the start of 10 days and nights of rich programming from across the region. (NOISE is also part of the ceremony.)

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Image credit: Nic Morley


 An intimate sunset concert at Bankfoot House.

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Image credit: Carlo Santone

tallo-billa: ocean fieldtrip

The creative team will introduce the experimental technology and collaborative methodologies underpinning the Beeyali project, creating an immersive audio-visual experience that highlights the interconnectivity of life within marine environments.

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Image credit: courtesy of Leah Barclay

Let’s Organise your Leisure: Workshops

Construct large sculptural artworks in a series of workshops for the Float-Off Finale, where you will launch into Maroochydore River alongside your sculptural creation.

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Image credit: Carey – Gold Coast Media 2022

kabi kabi connections

Immersive and meditative work illuminates the waters of the Maroochy River with the work of Traditional Custodians — the Kabi Kabi Peoples.

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Image credit: Alain Bouvier

Searching for more events? Explore the full program here

This feature promotes Horizon Festival’s upcoming annual event.

Horizon Festival — the Sunshine Coast’s premier multi-arts festival — returns 25 August to 3 September 2023.

The 10-day offering takes place all over the Sunshine Coast — beaches, the hinterland, warehouses. The lot.

At our core: we celebrate place — it’s the heartbeat of the festival — and our programming reflects this.  But, more importantly, we honour the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which we stand — the Kabi Kabi Peoples and Jinibara Peoples.

Our events vary. And they’re (almost) always in spectacular locations. There’s music, art, theatre, dance, workshops, ceremony, and plenty for the family.

So, pop the kettle on, put your feet up, and enjoy flicking through this year’s program — we’d love to see you at an event.     

See you on the horizon,

The Horizon Festival Team